Moment of Silence
Challenged, Praised

Today, Illinois public schools had their first mandatory moment of silence. The new state law
requires each school to give students the opportunity to pray or reflect at the
start of each day. Rufus Williams heads the Chicago Public Schools' board. He
says the new law is not helpful.

of silence in schools

voted Thursday to require students to observe a moment of silence at the
beginning of each school day, setting aside a veto by Gov. Blagojevich, who
said the law promoted prayer in public schools.

is golden, but new school law is worthless

Every morning, take a moment, just a
minute or two, and be silent. Reflect on life, on your spirit or on nothing at
all. Inhale. Exhale. Now doesn't that feel great?

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